What is a Landscape Gardener?

A Landscape Gardener is someone who takes care of the whole process of a garden or piece of land, from design to construction and then aftercare and maintenance. Having both creative and practical skills, a landscaper will create beautiful and functional spaces.

Landscape Gardener

In the initial stages, a Landscape Gardener will design the garden, planning not only the overall look and feel of the space, but looking at the practical elements of it such as the structure: will there be walls, fences and a pond for example. During this stage, they’ll draw up plans which include dimensions, as well as the process of construction, materials and manpower needed and how long they expect the project to take.

At the creative stage, they’ll also be able to assist with the aesthetics of your space. If you’re looking for a contemporary garden, they’ll be able to help you choose water features and seating or dining areas.

Of course, Landscape Gardeners are brilliant gardeners and have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to lawns, plants and wildlife. During the planning stages, they’ll use the knowledge to help you pick plants that will enhance your space and meet your requirements. If you’re after an eco-habitat for example, they’ll help you choose plants that need very little maintenance in order to not disturb any wildlife.

Hands on with construction

Landscape Gardeners also get hands on and get involved in the construction stage. Many will be experienced in wall building and fences as well as laying lawn and planting.

The benefit of using a Landscape Gardener for the whole process is that you basically have a project manager. Someone who can create a design, understands the plan, know what needs planting where and what need constructing and doing it or overseeing their team while they do it.